20 February, 2004
In a press conference on Thursday, caretaker Interior Minister Nikos Alevizatos said that preparations for the elections on March 7 were proceeding on schedule and aimed to make the polls as friendly as possible for both the electorate and the environment.
He said ministry services were working feverishly to inform voters where they could exercise their right to vote, both through the Internet and the 1564 phone line.
In addition, he said a special supplement would go out in next Sunday's press that contained the same information.
Alevizatos reported that the electorate in total came to 9,794,594 voters, of which 4,717,549 are men and 5,077,045 are women. There are 548,404 registered new voters that will cast their vote in a general election for the first time.
Source: Athens News Agency